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The twentieth century’s cathedral: Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (Part II)

From steel to grass The closure of the Rheinische Stahlwerke zu Meiderich bei Ruhrort left in its wake unemployment and pollution by the bucketful. Nowhere was this poisonous legacy more evident in the vast wasteland stretching between the towering blast furnaces … Continue reading

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Notes from a place I dread: Milan (or do I?)

How often do you happen to read, in a travel blog or magazine, an article about a place the writer absolutely hates? A place he dreads, a place the loathes, somewhere he’d rather have a dentist appointment than visit? Well, … Continue reading

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Granville Island Market, Vancouver

Immediately south of downtown Vancouver lies Granville Island. The fact that this is actually a peninsula gives me room to think that locals have a thing for giving the wrong names to places, a suspicion that is confirmed by the … Continue reading

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